September 3, 2012

A Still Relevant Labor Day Poem

Last year, I wrote a poem for Labor Day, a poem that I improved over the following ten days or so. The poem, which I eventually named “Labor Day Lament, 2011,” is still relevant. It is perhaps especially appropriate in this period between the reality-denying Republican convention and the soon-to-convene Democratic convention. You can read “Labor Day Lament, 2011” on my Web site, Lionel Deimel’s Farrago, here, a page that also describes the history of the poem.

By way of inducement to read the complete poem, here is the opening stanza:
With bosses making millions,
And millions unemployed,
Hapless workers, by the millions,
Have had their dreams destroyed.


1956 Labor Day stamp

 

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